Released by the Browns as a catcher in 1902, Donahue held the Chicago first base
job for five seasons, three times leading the AL in fielding, 1905-1907. Though a
notoriously poor hitter, Jiggs was one of only three White Sox starters to bat over
.250 for the 1906 World Champion "Hitless Wonders," and paced all batters with a
.333 mark in the WS. In Detroit on May 31, 1908 the fancy fielder recorded 21 putouts
in a nine-inning game. Donahue contracted syphilis, and died in 1913. He was survived
by a brother, Pat, an AL catcher in the years 1908-10.